The Russian visit was on CNN and reported by intern. news.
The Azery skirmishes were all over in the Armenian and Azery news. Feeling the gounds of the Armenian resistance?
It is in the wests'/Israeli interests to secure Azery oil pipelines.
It is interesting an ex Democrat/Independent/Republican that might grab vice presidency... if McCain gets elected.
It did not work with Gore...
You can draw your own conclusions as to whom all the above scenarios will give security in the long run.
I mentioned this in one of the posts...I was saying that the new Artsax war is not in the interest of anyone right now because of the oil pipeline that's running not too far away from where the Armenian troops are stationed in the buffer-zone.
If there's a war that breaks out, there's no protection of the Israeli oil pipeline.
Also, because of the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) that Armenia is part of, if it gets attacked by a non-member state (Azerbaijan is a non-member state...it's part of the GUAM instead), there will be a collective resistance in the NK war. I found this article in a Russian newspaper, so I translated the whole thing on goodle language tools, so you might see some grammar mistakes, but that's because the program translates things word by word, so few things might not make sense.
I think that these trainings are semi-related to what we discussed above.
Salvation Army to CSTO
Military Organization took chrezvychaykoy
In Moscow, the first meeting of the Coordinating Board for Emergency Situations States - members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). Participants agreed to jointly monitor the situation on the common space in terms of not only war-risk insurance, but the environmental, technological, humanitarian. In order to confront and prevent possible disasters.
The objectives of the establishment of a system of collective emergency response Coordinating Council of State members - members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization of Emergency Situations (KSCHS) identified increased levels of national and collective security, as well as the adaptation of the CSTO in world processes to counter threats and challenges, emergency prevention and response.
The basic blocks the formation of a system of collective emergency response mechanism are environmental monitoring, and assessment of situations and forecasting their development, as well as emergency humanitarian response unit. For the creation of such a mechanism were in the heads of all departments on emergency States - members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. In doing so, they noted that the monitoring is needed for all possible types of threats: technogenic and natural, Epidemiology.
Regarding the humanitarian emergency response units, the formation of CSTO see the type of six years in the format of the Organization of collective rapid deployment forces (CSIS). Each State shall make available to CSIS permanent readiness units, which in times of peace are in the territory of their countries and subject to national commands. Last meet, and for their equipment, training, logistics. But while weapons, communications equipment from units assigned to the coalition group must be sopryagaemy and training has on the same programme. In the event of an emergency by the Board of formation of collective security they pass under the command group and propounded in the area within their area of responsibility.
The scheme not only exists on paper. Within the organization rehearse international agreements regulating the diversion of emergency units CSIS with weapons in any region of the area of responsibility of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. This means that in an emergency situation would not spend time on the harmonization of the many associated with border crossings troops. By the way, and the issue developed. CSTO has already conducted five joint exercises with CSIS redeployment of units in different States - members of the organization: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.
On LiveJournal Place in a similar principle and the establishment of planned "Salvation Army CSTO." So its legal base to allow for emergencies produce instant lift brigade rescuers (planned that the collective forces of each State will provide specialized units: rescue workers, epidemiologists, experts in the elimination of technological catastrophes, disasters at nuclear power plants, etc.), equipment needed and goods, with regular exercise, with a unified system of training, logistics and even scientific approaches. By the way, the collective response to disaster in a format CSTO Develop began even before the formal establishment of the Coordinating Council. In April 2007, for example, in Belarus, with the participation of representatives of the States - members of the organization were held exercises to eliminate the effects of man-made disaster caused by the terrorist attack. According to the head of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations Sergei Shoigu, now need to focus on training, harmonization of legislation and creation of a pool of logistics.